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UPDATE: Thousands Lose Power in NK, EG

National Grid customers in North Kingstown and East Greenwich lost power Friday morning.
National Grid customers in North Kingstown and East Greenwich lost power Friday morning.
Thousands of National Grid electricity customers in North Kingstown and East Greenwich lost power in four separate outages Friday morning.

As of 11:40 a.m., 1,026 customers in East Greenwich are without power and 2,599 customers in North Kingstown are in the dark, according to National Grid's power outage map.

The outages are affecting a portion of East Greenwich along Post Road between Division Street and Frenchtown Road. In North Kingstown, customers are affected along Ten Rod Road, Oak Hill Road, Route 102 and into Allentown.

According to National Grid spokesperson David Graves, at about 11:15 a.m. on Friday a 35,000-volt power line came down in East Greenwich near Holland Road, landing on top of a 12,000-volt power line.

"The end result was that we lost power to two substations in North Kingstown and East Greenwich," said Graves.

Crews are now working to restore power to the more than 5,000 effected customers. Power should be completely restored by this afternoon.

Check out National Grid's Power Outage Map to check the status of the reported outages and estimated time of restoration in your area.
Don Thela February 07, 2014 at 05:08 PM
I thought we got an increase in our rates to pay for redundancy???????????
EG February 07, 2014 at 06:12 PM
They claimed it was caused by the increased natural gas price.
randy jones February 08, 2014 at 09:43 AM
you'd think routine maintenance of systems would prevent outages, especially on non-stormy days
peasunshine February 09, 2014 at 09:51 AM
Why did it come down?

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